There is a lot of information available on the Web but it can be hard to know what’s reliable or not. Use these links to find more information on healthy eating and physical activity for young children.
Choose a specific topic that interests you or browse until you find something you would like to read.
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Healthy eating on a budget
Learn more about the benefits of healthy eating on a budget.
Find a Food Bank
Food Banks Canada is the national charitable organization representing and supporting the food bank community across Canada. Our membership and their respective agencies serve approximately 85% of people accessing essential food programs nationwide.
Food Banks Canada strives to meet the short-term need for food, and find long-term solutions to hunger in order to reduce the need for food banks and emergency food services in Canada.
eaTracker Recipe Analyzer
Use this tool to analyze a recipe and get a quick nutrient analysis.
Bored of the same old fare? The recipes in this section will inspire new ideas that will tickle your taste buds and be kind to your waistline. From salad through to dessert, these delicious, nutritious recipes are dietitian approved, easy to prepare and will be enjoyed by your entire family!
Why not learn more about how to create great tasting and nutritious meals by trying some new recipes. Take a break from your routine and start with some fresh food ideas. Here is a list of nutritious and delicious recipes, complete with nutrition information, that will make everyday cooking and entertaining a healthy eating adventure.
Better Together BC
A hands-on approach to family, food, and fun!
Obesity rates among children and youth in Canada have nearly tripled in the last 30 years.
Children and youth who are obese are at higher risk of developing a range of health problems, and weight issues in childhood are likely to persist into adulthood.
For example, obese children have a high chance of remaining obese as adults.
Is My Child Growing Well?
Children come in different sizes and shapes. Though your child may be taller or shorter, heavier or lighter than other children the same age, changes in height and weight generally follow a regular pattern that is right for your child.
Bring Back Play – ParticipACTION
Remember when you were a kid? Playing outside with your friends for hours, until you got the call to come in for dinner? Today, our children don’t play like we used to. The playgrounds, schoolyards and parks aren’t as busy as they once were, but what has changed?
Physical Activity Tips for Children (5-11 years)
Information and tips for parents, teachers and caregivers of children (5-11 years).
Physical activity for children and youth
For children and teens to grow up healthy, it’s important they are physically active and eat healthy foods every day.
To help children develop habits that will last a lifetime, an active, healthy lifestyle must start early in life.
Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines and Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines
There are guidelines we should be following for how active we are every day.
Food allergies and intolerances
People are much more aware of food allergies and their risks today than ever before. Many schools have careful guidelines about what students can and can’t bring in their lunches. Products with allergen-free claims are now commonly found on grocery store shelves. Even with that heightened awareness, parents need to be alert to the risks of food allergies and intolerances-for the safety of their own kids and others.
Simple Meal Ideas
How to plan meals when dealing with a lot of different people’s preferences.
Say Goodbye to Picky Eating!
Do you have a picky eater at home? Are mealtimes frustrating for both you and your child? If mealtimes are a struggle, follow these tips to help your child develop better eating habits. You can use these tips for a child of any age. It’s never too late to start having a healthier and more fun mealtime.